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U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls



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May 06, 2016
Nonfarm Payrolls measures the change in the number of people employed during the previous month, excluding the farming industry. Job creation is the foremost indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of economic activity.

A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.
Currency: USD
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Jun 03, 2016 (May) 08:30   161K 160K
May 06, 2016 (Apr) 08:30 160K 202K 208K
Apr 01, 2016 (Mar) 08:30 215K 205K 245K
Mar 04, 2016 (Feb) 09:30 242K 190K 172K
Feb 05, 2016 (Jan) 09:30 151K 190K 262K
Jan 08, 2016 (Dec) 09:30 292K 200K 252K


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james hirst
james hirst May 26, 2016 1:25PM GMT
Hi guys, I was wondering if someone could help me out..I am interested in determining the direction (greater than or less than expected) of the NFP, not 'predicting' a specific number...How useful is the ADP at predicting the NFP?..What other economic indicators should I look out for?..someone told me to look at the US 10 Year yield curve, how is this of use?...Thanks
collen legodi
collen legodi May 06, 2016 1:17PM GMT
.160K yet every currency against dollar went opposite..i .
Irfan Irfii
Irfan Irfii May 06, 2016 4:11AM GMT
what about for today EUROUSD will go up or down ??
Daniel Rodin
Daniel Rodin Feb 05, 2016 12:42PM GMT
Red or Green?
charles traubert
charles traubert Feb 05, 2016 1:18PM GMT
gopi dhamo
gopi dhamo Feb 05, 2016 12:25PM GMT
eur up or down
Petter Kvamme Jensen
Petter Kvamme Jensen Feb 04, 2016 2:42PM GMT
Tom we will see 194K
Manahil Shiraz
Manahil Shiraz Dec 04, 2015 12:09PM GMT
Girish Iyer
Girish Iyer Nov 06, 2015 1:26PM GMT
NFP @ 142K.
Tee Ow
Tee Ow Nov 06, 2015 9:39AM GMT
NFP likely to disappoint and dampen expectation of a December hike; so EURUSD to rally. Any supporter out there?
Sikandar Ali
Sikandar Ali Aug 07, 2015 8:53AM GMT
Tee Ow
Tee Ow Aug 07, 2015 12:11PM GMT
I have a deep suspicion that the market is positioned for a disappointment, so EURUSD = UP
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